End Polio Now

One of the main focus areas for the Rotary Foundation Charity is the campaign to end polio


Every year we organise events to raise awareness of the campaign to end polio, and our club makes a donation to the Rotary Foundation Charity.

Rotary, the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Global Polio Eradication initiative in 1988. In 2007, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined its comitment to ending polio.

Since 2013, the Gates Foundation has matched every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication 2-to-1, up to $35 million per year. Rotary, matching with funds from the Gates Foundation, has contributed more than $1.6 billion to end polio.

The number of polio cases has fallen by 99.9 percent and more than 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated. There are fewer polio cases today than ever before but we will not stop until we reach zero. If polio is not eradicated hundreds of thousands of children could be paralysed. Global health care costs would rise dramatically, and many children's quality of life would be drastically diminished.

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